You can either pick or drill out the lock. I would recommend trying your lock picking skills first- there's nothing to lose! I use a small flat blade screw driver and a straightened out paper clip. (you can google how to pick a lock. The locks that use the round key can be picked easily too.)
Make sure the power is unplugged from the PC. If it is a slot keyhole you should be able to drill out the center usind a 1/4" drill bit. You can do something similar to the round keyhole locks also.
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The ref number you give is for the hard drive only and not related to the laptop, so I can only be fairly general. Often on laptops the hard drive is fairly easy to get at and I would first check that the drive is securely seated and firmly connected to the SATA connection inside the computer. Remove the battery before removing the drive cover.
If it is securely connected, try powering up again. If this doesn't work, power the machine off completely by holding the power button down for about 10 secs. Press the button again and during the early part of the boot up sequence press the relevant button to enter the BIOS programme. I can't be sure which particular key starts IOS setup for your computer as they vary quite a lot. Your manual will tell you however. On my Toshiba for example its the Esc key, on others its the F2 key, and others the Del key.
Once in the BIOS you should be able to navigate through the settings and find out if your drive is being recognised at this level. If it is then try to boot into "Safe Mode" to repair the installation, otherwise it probably needs to be reformatted and the recovery disks used to revert to factory settings. If you do this you will lose all your data and non Toshiba programmes that you have installed.
If your drive is not recognised in the BIOS, it is highly probable that the drive has become faulty and needs replacing.
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You should be able to get into the BIOS or Setup without a hard drive. Power on the machine and notice what function key it tells you to hit to get into the bios or setup.
Most laptops have a cover on the bottom that once removed, the hard drive goes there. Normally you will see 3 circular discs that represent the hard drive. You'll need to know whether your drive needs an IDE or SATA hard drive. Laptop hard drives are 2.5 inches or just ask for a laptop hard drive. Since the drive is missing the caddy that holds the drive in place might be missing too. And some laptops be it IDE or SATA uses an interface that sticks on the drive too. I think you need the help of a professional. I'd say you're looking to spend $80 - $125 just on parts depending on what is missing and needed.
hi, - This means that your operating system may have collapsed and needs repair. - To repair, enslave your hard drive to another machine by: - Make sure the second computer has a good operating system. - Remove the hard disk from your computer. - Remove CD/DVD Rom from the second computer and fix your hard disk on that drive. - Start the computer.It will display that you're running on two drives.[Unix] - Press F1 to save changes and continue. - The machine notes one drive needs repair and starts the repair process. - After it has completed and opened your system, turn it off and remove the hard disk. - Fix it on the first machine and start it. - If this fails,you may need to format the hard disk.
Look down in the corner, the right corner for an icon that looks like a small drive slanted with a green arrow over the top of it. If you click on this ICON, it will bring up a small window that says safely remove devices, click on your verbatim drive and it will give you a message. If it fails to do this then Ctrl+Alt+ Delete keys pushed all together one time brings up a window with six buttons. Select "Task Manager" and it will allow you to stop certain processes. Look for the Verbatim drive and halt it. Failing this, you can shut the machine down and remove the disk.
First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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WEll not good. I suggest being VERY careful at this step. First thing to try is to look at the bios settings to be sure that your hard drive is listed.
I think data loss is very close. My preference is to pull the hard drive and connect it to a working system, and extract all user files.
After that, have the good system do a disk check on the drive in question, while hooked up. Have your antivirus check it, too...
So, the next steps vary based on the results of these first steps.
Hard drives do fail, and we actually proactively replace drives on key machines.... Waaaay easy to migrate files from a working drive..
-remove the hard drive of the computer and remove the cdrom drive -after removing the hard drive and cdrom drive; return them again -turn the computer on then press F2 and look at the device info take note of the information Hard drive = Fixed Bay Device = -run diagnostics on the computer -turn off the computer; while the computer is off, press and hold the Fn key then press the power button at the same time, once the computer is on, let go of the keys *if you get an error 0141; and the status on BIOS is Hard drive = none then it is a faulty hard drive